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CherryArts Festival at Stanley deadline is fast approaching, so Perspective is here to give you a quick lo-down about the festival, and invite you to get your application in for review!


If you’ve heard of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (which let’s be honest, is difficult not to know about) then you’ve heard of CherryArts. CherryArts is the non-profit whose mission is to provide access to art experiences and support arts education in Colorado.  

If you haven’t been to the Stanley Marketplace yet, you’re missing out! The Stanley Marketplace is a community of 50+ businesses “working together to offer the community a place to eat, drink, work, play, learn, grow, gather and explore.”


CherryArts Festival at Stanley is similar to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, but on a slightly smaller scale.  Out of all of our applicants, CherryArts invites 100 artists to exhibit with us, so make sure you get that application in. We’re on a mission to serve up national art, local flavor, and creative living; and we want you to be part of it!


The application deadline is April 26th, 2017.  The event is from Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17.  


Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street Aurora, Colorado 80010


This should be a given! If you’re an artist, then you want to get your work out to the public eye- you want to support arts education so that younger generations grow up to love and appreciate art (and become art buyers!) CherryArts is here to help you do just that.  

You can find out more information about CherryArts at Stanley and submit your application by clicking  here. We hope to see you there!


PERSPECTIVE: Elevated, July 2nd

All art-minded patrons are invited!

Don’t miss the CherryArts Young Professionals Board’s brand new event, PERSPECTIVE ELEVATED, an all-new celebration of art through creative activities and conversations, hosted by 9NEWS (KUSA) Reporters/Anchors Jessica Oh and Ryan Haarer at Room & Board Furniture Cherry Creek.

This incredible roof-top happy hour will be hosted literally above, during and within the Cherry Creek Arts Festival on Saturday, July 2nd at the newly remodeled and stunning Room & Board. This electrified event will feature interactive art, music, food, and open-bar beverage in celebration of the 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Saturday, July 2nd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


use code: 2016YP to receive $10 off your ticket purchase!

Recap: A Day Well Spent with Nikki Nation

On May 15th , 2016, local Denver artist Nikki Nation led a group of participants in the art of jewelry-making and pendant-stamping in Perspective’s first workshop in the Perspective Shift series. The series aims to foster art appreciation and involvement among young professionals in Denver through creative art experiences and introduction to its up and coming artists.

Hosted at Nikki’s workshop, an artists’ collective in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood, the afternoon began with delicious refreshments like hummus and pita chips, crisp veggies, cocktails and wine. Nikki gave an introduction to the various materials of pendant stamping, including the many different stamps and hammering techniques, as well as a ‘how-to’ demonstration which gave participants inspiration to begin. She also demonstrated how to give the silver or copper pendants a different look using a patina technique which darkened the stamped and textured pieces.

During the two hour-long workshop, the sounds of hammering and laughter were heard as participants examined the materials, tested out their own ideas and techniques, and finally created two pieces each to take home. Nikki assisted with design ideas, and helped with any drilling or cutting needs along the way.

One of the participants, Sarah Noelle, said: “I appreciated the opportunity to work with a medium I hadn’t worked with before, and was excited that I got to take home my personalized pieces!”

Many thanks to Nikki Nation for her fantastic jewelry-making workshop! You can see Nikki’s work on her website,, and at her booth at the upcoming 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Stay tuned for information on the next PERSPECTIVE Shift art workshop.

PERSPECTIVE Shift: Jewelry Edition

On May 15th, the Perspective crew invites you to visit the studio of one of Denver’s up and coming jewelry artists, Nikki Nation of Nikki Nation Jewelry.

Nikki will share how she became an artist and what drew her to jewelry and she will discuss her process of creating art, while also leading the group in creating your own jewelry !

Learn how to stamp, patina and create two pendants for you to take home in this workshop. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.


This event has two different classes. More details and link to buy tickets, below.

Perspective Shift: Jewelry Edition May 15th
Two session times are available:
1st session 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (seats are limited) $30.00
2nd session 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (seats are limited) $30.00